Aero-India Exhibition 2021, expectations and goals

India is all set to hold the 13th edition of the infamous Aero-India exhibition show in Bangalore in 2021. The Aero India Exhibition is organized every alternate year.

It is one of the most celebrated international exhibitions organised for the Aerospace and Defense Industry. The event will commemorate from February 3 to February 7 in 2021, at the Air Force Station in Yelahanka, in the city of Bangalore.

The Logo Decoded

The logo designed for Aero India exhibition is influenced by the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). The Tejas Light Combat Aircraft is the lightest and smallest Multi-Role Supersonic Fighter Aircraft of its batch. The aircraft specially designed to meet the needs of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Navy (IN) comprises of a single engine, tailless body and compound delta wings. The aircraft has achieved a benchmark of 4000 successful test flights over the year

The logo is a silhouette of three colors of the Indian Flag with an Ashok Chakra at the center. The main motif of the design and color scheme of the logo is to promote the spirit of New India.

The Aero India Exhibition 2021 and The Expectations From It.

The Aero India Exhibition was set to be postponed this time, because of the ongoing pandemic. But the defence ministry took a decision the international exhibition as it was supposed to be, with all the COVID – 19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

The Defence Minister of India launched the official website for the Aero India 2021 Exhibition on Friday. The Ministry of Defence stated that, “the Aero India 2021 website will provide a contactless online interface and will host all online services related to the event. It will also have informative content about Ministry of Defence’s recent policies, initiative, and product profile of indigenous aircraft and helicopters”.

The Website

The site https://aeroindia.gov.in/ enables the exhibitors to register and book their spaces online according to their requirement. The registrations will be done on a first come first serve basis. The Defence Ministry has also set an early bird discount for exhibitors registering before the end of October this year. It is also mentioned on the website that all payments are to be made online to ensure cashless encounter. The media persons and organisations who aspire to cover the event, can also register online.

The website is an interactive website and its main aim is to provide the first glimpses of the strategies of the Defence Ministry to conduct the aspired contactless event.

The website offers a section for queries, where any query can be uploaded by people. There is also a feedback mechanism on the website, related to the event.

The Event and the Defence Ministry

The Defence Minister recently extended invitations to participate in the Aero India 2021 event, to the delegates and the Defence Minister of Russia and the Central Asian Republic.

While talking to the press trust of India, an official source confirmed that Defence Minister Rajnath Singh have already held a couple meeting about the event and also stated that, “It was decided that the event will be hosted while taking maximum precaution against the corona virus pandemic,”

Bangalore has been hosting the Aero India Exhibition since 1996. The Aero India Exhibition is Asia’s largest Aerospace Exhibition. Over the years the exhibition has been a ground for demonstrating Indian products to the potential customer or investor. The event is usually attended by hundreds and thousands business visitors and potential buyers and suppliers.

The government aims at uplifting the domestic defence production. With the Aero India Exhibition 2021, the Defence Ministry plans to depict the steps taken by it to promote India’s defence manufacturing to the world.

Rajnath Singh, The Defence Minister of India, announced the stoppage of the import of around 101 weapons and other military platforms like light combat helicopters, cruise missiles, sonar systems, transport aircraft and conventional submarines by 2024.

The premier organisation also stated that it will provide financial support to the domestic industries for development, testing and design of around 108 systems and subsystems identified by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on September 7, 2020. The identification of DRDO included tank transporters, missile canisters and navigation radars.

The Ministry has set next year as the target for the development of the 108 systems and subsystems.

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